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Mobile Phone Safety While Driving

Mobile Phones: Rules When Driving Driving while holding a mobile phone has been against the law since 2003, but many people still appear to be confused by this legislation. It’s a good idea to acquaint yourself with the ins and outs of mobile phone safety while driving, as the penalties for getting it wrong can be high. Only a few days ago, in a very high-profile case, footballer David Beckham was convicted of driving while holding a mobile phone. In his defence, he said that he was in very slow-moving traffic in the middle of London. Unfortunately, no matter how slow-moving the traffic is, it’s still against the law to hold your mobile phone and getting caught can cost [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments

Google Maps Boost for EV Drivers

Google Guides EV Drivers Up until now, the go-to source for information on UK EV (electric vehicles) charging facilities around the country has been Zap-Map, a UK-based platform which provides information on the whole topic of electric vehicles and their green potential. This app has static map images showing the location of charging stations, but not their status. However, on Tuesday 23rd April 2019, Google Maps introduced the latest innovation for the drivers of EVs. Simultaneously in the US and the UK, the American multi-national technology company Google LLC launched a new real-time addition to Maps which will assist EV drivers in finding available charging stations and a lot more. All the major charging networks are included, plus businesses [...]

Are You Driving Safely?

Tips For Safe Driving Driving is one of life’s pleasures for many people around the world. After all, it gives you the freedom to go anywhere, anytime, whilst also allowing you to build your confidence and experience on the roads. Ultimately, this means that you’ll no longer need to rely on public transport to get around. However, it’s important to remember that you have a safe driving responsibility, whether you’ve been driving for years or have only just passed your driving test. With that in mind, there are certain things you need to consider every time you get behind the wheel. First and foremost, you should always do everything in your power stay on the right side of the [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Fleet Management

Fleet Management – Whose Job is it Anyway? When it comes to company fleet management and, more specifically, who takes responsibility for which aspects of the fleet, it seems no two organisations take the same approach. The issues faced, tasks to be undertaken and required expertise are diverse. Consequently, there are any number of individuals or departments within the organisation that might consider themselves to be important stakeholders. So, what does this mean for the fleet manager? With such shared interests and responsibilities, the question might be raised about the role of the traditional fleet manager. Where does the role fit into the decision-making matrix and how relevant is it in today’s organisations? To some extent it’s a matter [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

ANPR – Parking Your Car – Beware!

Potential Issues with ANPR Car Parks Everything seems to have ‘smart’ technology involved with it these days. Driving in particular has seen huge changes, with complex, smart motorways becoming more and more prevalent. Now, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is in use in car parks all over the country, in retail parks, supermarkets and privately-owned car parks. Although it should theoretically be fool-proof and fair, some drivers find that there are problems with the system which can cost them dearly in both time and money. What is ANPR? ANPR technology is based on the use of CCTV cameras to monitor the arrival and exit of cars, using photos of their registration plates. Combined with the purchase of a timed [...]

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Safe Driving in Fog

Your Guide to Safe Driving in Fog When it comes to driving in fog, there are several things that you need to consider to keep yourself and those around you safe. Using your lights correctly is just one of them, as they not only light up the road ahead, they also allow you to remain visible to other road users too. However, a lot of people get the use of fog lights wrong . This leads to unnecessary accidents being caused, as well as  fines from the police for not following the correct procedures as set out by the Highway Code. Safe driving in fog is something that can challenge even the most experienced drivers. So, you’ll need to [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Fleet Procurement

Unpacking the Complexity of Fleet Procurement If you were asked about fleet procurement, the subject that’s likely to be in the front of your mind is the process of negotiating the best possible deal on vehicles. While that is certainly an important part of the story, the scope of fleet procurement is far wider. At the highest level, fleet procurement can be categorised into two areas of activity – development of the fleet procurement strategy and activating this strategy to get the best outcomes for the business. We’ll look at these two areas in detail. Setting the right fleet procurement strategy This is where the underlying work is done to ensure that future fleet procurement decisions are based on [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|0 Comments

New Driving Laws for 2019

Changes You Need to Know to Avoid Penalties After driving for years, it is easy to think that the laws on the road are the same today as they were when you first passed your test. However, updates to the Highway Code, new driving laws and changes to MOT certification can mean that your thinking is out of date. It is a driver’s responsibility to review the Highway Code regularly to ensure that they are always aware of any changes in the law or other guidelines – how long has it been since you picked up a copy? Changes made midway through 2018 and in force now in early 2019 may have been missed. To help, we have this [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet|1 Comment

2019 Fleet Cars

New Fleet Cars to Look Out For in 2019 A new year always brings new metal to drive, but there are extra criteria to think about in 2019. The wonderfully snappily-named Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) comes into full force this year. This is the name for the EU's new fuel efficiency ratings for all petrol, diesel, electric and hybrid cars and will need consideration when choosing fleet cars. With no word on company car tax changes until spring, we’re going to put the focus on lowest emission vehicles first and look at what could well be great new fleet cars this year. Peugeot 508 The new super saloon from Peugeot has been winning awards left, right and [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet, Vehicles|0 Comments
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